Department of Music

Bachelor of Arts in Music with an Emphasis in Performance

Students wishing to focus on the area of music performance, while still fulfilling the broad requirements of the liberal arts degree, may wish to pursue the Bachelor of Arts with an Emphasis in Performance (Vocal or Instrumental). In order to graduate, degree candidates pursing this emphasis will perform/present a public recital. Prospective students for the performance emphasis must be able to read music notation and demonstrate strong technical proficiency in their instrument/voice. Prospective students should keep in mind that the performance emphases at UIW concentrate on classical (art music) style; jazz studies are possible through elective courses. Contact Dr. Orit Amy Eylon at for more information on the performance emphasis. (Auditions and Scholarships info - bottom of page)

Degree Sequence

We offer the following degree sequence (four-year degree plan) to assist students and advisors.

Following this sequence increases the likelihood of completing this degree in four years' time. Dropping courses, retaking classes, or registering for less than a full course load will delay graduation, so always consult your academic advisor before deviating from this suggested sequence. Students may enroll in a course only if they have met all prerequisites for that course. Check the UIW Bulletin for details.

Program of Study (Degree Requirements)

A. 32-36 credit hours of Musicianship:

    • MUSI 1100 Introduction to Aural Skills (subject to Aural Skills Diagnostic Test results)
    • MUSI 1300 Introduction to Music Theory (subject to Theory Diagnostic Test results)
    • MUSI 1191 Aural Skills I (1)
    • MUSI 1192 Aural Skills II (1)
    • MUSI 2193 Advanced Aural Skills III (1)
    • MUSI 2194 Advanced Aural Skills IV (1)
    • MUSI 1321 Music Theory I (3)
    • MUSI 1322 Music Theory II (3)
    • MUSI 2323 Music Theory III (3)
    • MUSI 3324 Music Theory IV (3)
    • MUSI 1111 Keyboard Skills I (1)
    • MUSI 1121 Keyboard Skills II (1)
    • MUSI 2110 Keyboard Skills III (1)
    • MUSI 2120 Keyboard Skills IV (1): includes Keyboard Proficiency Exam
    • MUSI 3341 Music History I (3)
    • MUSI 3342 Music History II (3)
    • MUSI 3348 Studies in World Music OR MUSI 3351 Music in Asian Theater (3)
    • MUSI 4341 Research and Writing in Music (3)

B. 23 credit hours of Applied Music and other required upper level:

    • 14 credit hours of principal instrument in either Voice or one focused instrument
    • Vocal track: MUAP 1176, 1177, 2276, 2277, 3276, 3277, 4276, 4277
    • Instrumental track: MUAP MUAP 1154, 1155, 2254, 2255, 3254, 3255, 4254, 4255
    • MUAP 40XX Recital (check the Music Department Student Handbook for specific guidelines)
    • 6 credit hours of major ensembles: Chorale, Orchestra, Band, Wind Ensemble, or Jazz  Ensemble
    • MUSI 4323 Form and Analysis (3)

C. Free Electives: 21 credit hours - Note: MUAP 1144, MUSI 1311, MUSI 1100 or any other music course prescribed as remedial, will not be counted as a free elective.

D. CORE COURSES: 43 required credit hours of General Studies (see university CORE as specified in the applicable catalogue) or visit:

MUAP NOTE: Students who, at the time of their entrance audition, are deemed unprepared for freshman-level MUAP lessons, will be placed in appropriate preparation courses (MUAP 1144 or MUSI 1311), which will not count toward their degree plan as either Music courses or Free Electives.

Audition Requirements - Audition Requirements and Dates


A minimum of 120 semester hours is required for graduation, with no less than 36 upper division
(3000-4000 level) courses. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all requirements
for the degree are fulfilled as stated in the undergraduate catalog.

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